The Mediterranean diet is beneficial not only for our physical health, but also mental, according to a new study.
Consumption of vegetable oil, fruit and fish successfully helps in combating the aging process of the brain and related disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Head of the study Iliana Laurida explains that the benefits of the Mediterranean diet are no longer secret. The new now is that is feedback distortions in the human brain.
The study, published in the journal Epidemiology, combine the results of eleven others whose results are analyzed on the basis of observations. Nine of them strongly support the view that the Mediterranean diet improves brain function and has a protective effect against the development of dementia.
Furthermore, the researchers explain that the survey results also clarifies some contradictions that exist on the topic.
What are the main feature of the The Mediterranean diet:
eat mostly plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts;
replace butter and margarine with healthy fats such as olive oil;
using herbs and spices instead of salt;
Limit consumption of red meat to a few times a month;
consumption of fish and poultry at least twice a week;
allowed only red wine consumption - up to a cup a day.